THE Malvern Hills Gymnastic Competition Club is going from strength to strength and over the last few months gymnasts from the Club have taken part in many more competitions.

In September Jasmine Page and Alison Walker took part in a West Midland Level Four Competition and performed well on floor, vault, bars and beam.

Twelve gymnasts took part in the Hereford & Worcester County Competition in October and again performed on four pieces, vault, floor, bars and beam. Sylvia Moeskops won gold on bars, and Jasmine Page ad Abigail Currie were awarded bronze on vault.

The other gymnasts were Sophie Loader, Sarah Wooley, Hayley Smith, Emily Coleman, Alison Walker, Rebecca Busher, Cressida Nnyanzi, Danielle Stocker, Kate Knowles and Bethan Pothecary.

Later in the month, teams were entered into the West Midland Floor & Vault Competition. The Under 8's team of Hayley Smith, Sarah Wooley, Genevieve Byres, Melissa Thomas and Emily Lewis came third with a bronze medal. This was their first competition.

The Under 10's team of Sylvia Moeskops, Emily Coleman, Danielle Stocker, Bethan Pothecary and Kate Knowles team came sixth overall. The team of Lisa Birks, Kate Bell, Rosie Mijic, Stephanie Reely and Mathew Lewis came eighth.

The Under 12's team consisting of Abigail Currie, Thomas Coleman, Hannah Hopes, Rebecca Busher and Hannah Austin also came sixth.

The Under 15's team of Caroline Walker, Sophie Thomas, Amelia Davis, Cressida Nnyansi and Joseph Matheson came seventh overall.

Twelve gymnasts took part in a level five competition in Solihull, performing on vault, floor, beam and bars at the end of October. Their individual placings were:

Sylvia Moeskops placed 24th in eight year age group, Emily Coleman placed 34th in eight year age group, Danielle Stocker placed 33rd in nine year age group, Bethan Pothecary placed 34th in nine year age group, Kate Bell placed 40th in nine year age group, Abigail Currie placed 45th in ten year age group, Kate Knowles placed 47th in the year age group.

Caroline Walker placed 12th in 11 year age group, Sophie Thomas placed 13th in 11 year age group, Hannah Austin placed 14th in 11 year age group and Hannah Hopes placed 15th in 11 year age group.

All these competitions were performed against gymnasts from throughout the whole of the West Midlands.

The coaches would like to thank everyone for their continuous efforts and look forward to the next term.